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WonderCon Anaheim going virtual for second straight year due to COVID-19 pandemic

Comic-Con International organizes WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con
WonderCon Convention
Posted at 1:56 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 16:56:03-05

(KGTV) – WonderCon Anaheim, the yearly event that celebrates all things comics and art, will be held virtually for the second straight year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Comic-Con International, which organizes both Comic-Con in San Diego and WonderCon, stated Thursday: “Sadly, as we continue to monitor the latest information from healthcare officials, we have determined the interest of public safety will prevent this spring’s WonderCon from moving forward as an in-person convention.”

In 2020, the in-person versions of San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim were both canceled. Each event was then turned into what organizers called “@Home” celebrations. The online events offered activities, cosplay contests, exclusive merchandise, video panels, and a virtual exhibit floor online for fans.

This year’s iteration of WonderCon, a two-day virtual event -- WonderCon@Home -- will be held on March-26-27. Organizers said, “The challenges of this past year and the postponement of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, therefore WonderCon@Home will be a two-day celebration instead of the usual three days as we continue to marshal our resources for Comic-Con this summer.”

Organizers did not say what they had planned for 2021’s Comic-Con in San Diego.